Gretchen Hirsch

Poet Denise Duhamel Makes Another Visit to OWU

Nearly three years ago, Denise Duhamel packed the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library for a reading and discussion of her poetry. On Tuesday, September 10, she returned, once again greeted by an SRO crowd, to share the poetry she selected for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2013, for which she served as guest editor.

Rojas participates in international poetry event in Spain

Three years ago, during a stint as poet-in-residence at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal, as he walked the streets of the medieval city, Ohio Wesleyan professor and poet Juan Armando Rojas, Ph.D., found himself asking questions because, as he says, “poetry asks questions. It doesn’t answer them.” The questions that intrigued him were, “Where am I right now?” “Where have I been?” and “What is my role as a human being, a teacher, a father, an intellectual, and a poet?”

Do You Remember?

Already praised as “a fascinating collection of findings and ideas,” and “[both] practically important [and] of great theoretical significance,” ‘Life-Span Maintenance of Knowledge’ describes how well we maintain the knowledge we acquire throughout life.

Ms. Ho Goes to Washington

Late this month, Ohio Wesleyan Associate Chaplain Lisa Ho will find herself in the company of Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as she attends a “national gathering of some of the most influential and leading clergy” for a national convening and briefing on the faith response to gun violence.

Summer in Peru with Patricio Plazolles

It was a busy summer for Patricio Plazolles, Program Officer at Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, as he traveled to various conferences throughout Peru speaking on Global Leadership Development and Emotional, Social, and Cultural Intelligence as a Model for Professional Success.

Robert Olmstead Debuts Latest Book

Tuesday evening, April 3, Professor of English and Director of OWU’s Creative Writing Program Robert Olmstead unveiled his latest book, The Coldest Night, which was released that day by Algonquin Books and already is garnering critical acclaim. A packed, friendly house at Beehive Books in downtown Delaware listened as Olmstead read a few opening pages and then took questions.

A History of Success

Three OWU students have just returned from the Ohio Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, a national honorary society for history students, where each took home “Best Paper” honors in a competition that included both undergraduate and graduate students from Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

A Knockout

Fight Night is Emeritus Professor of English Robert Flanagan’s newest collection of short stories, released recently by XOXOX Press. A prolific writer, Flanagan usually is working on three or four projects at a time.

Soccer and Life: The Martin Lessons

Throughout the United States, former Ohio Wesleyan soccer players, and in fact, the entire OWU family, are celebrating the success of this year’s team and its coach, Dr. Jay Martin. Tomight, the team won the University’s second national championship—and Martin became the country’s all-time winningest men’s soccer coach in any NCAA division, with 608 victories.